Visiting Dignitaries

Pope Francis Thinks Maybe We Should Chill on the 24/7 Texting

He's probably right.
Hey put the phone down. (Photo: Giorgio Cosulich/Getty Images)

Hey put the phone down. (Photo: Giorgio Cosulich/Getty Images)

Pope Francis has raised some pretty solid points in his day. And now, he’s pointed out that hey, guys, maybe we spend a little too much time on our iPhones, RT reports.

His Popiness was giving a speech to thousands of German youths when he brought it up:

“Maybe many young people waste too many hours on futile things … Our life is made up of time, and time is a gift from God, so it is important that it be used in good and fruitful actions. [Wastes of time include] chatting on the internet or with smartphones, watching TV soap operas, and [using] the products of technological progress, which should simplify and improve the quality of life, but distract attention away from what is really important.”

Good point. Does this mean following the pope on Twitter will no longer reduce our time in purgatory, though? Either way, we are going to have to draw the line at technology invented past 2000. You can take our phones, Pope Francis, but you cannot take our TV soap operas.

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